Dwayne Johnson hits Under Armour CEO over Trump remarks
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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is calling out the Under Armour CEO’s support of President Trump, saying the remarks were “divisive” and “lacking in perspective.”

The “Fast and Furious” actor and former professional wrestler, who is the face of the sports apparel company’s “Project Rock” line, wrote in a lengthy Facebook post on Thursday, “I appreciate and welcome the feedback from people who disgree (and agree) with Kevin Plank’s words on CNBC, but these are neither my words, nor my beliefs.

“His words were divisive and lacking in perspective. Inadvertently creating a situation where the personal political opinions of Under Armour’s partners and its employees were overshadowed by the comments of its CEO.”


In an interview earlier this week, Plank called Trump “an asset to the country” and dubbed him a “pro-business president.”

“I partner with brands I trust and with people who share my same values,” Johnson wrote on Facebook. “That means a commitment to diversity, inclusion, community, open-mindedness and some serious hard work. But it doesn't mean that I or my team will always agree with the opinion of everyone who works there, including its executives.”

“Debate is healthy,” the entertainer wrote. “But in a time of widespread disagreement, so is loyalty. I feel an obligation to stand with this diverse team, the American and global workers, who are the beating heart and soul of Under Armour and the reason I chose to partner with them.”

Johnson, who appeared at the 2000 Republican National Convention and has flirted with a future political bid, is the latest famous name to distance himself from Plank’s comments. Ballet star Misty Copeland and Golden State Warriors player Stephen Curry — who both work with Under Armour — also criticized the CEO’s description of Trump.

Curry said earlier this week he agrees with calling Trump an “asset,” adding, “if you remove the ‘et.’”